About Us

Welcome to CELENIUM

We are Solutions Architects & Engineers offering frontend engineering for communication networks and IT modernization, & 5G-readiness test and verification to accelerate the path to IoT innovations

Who Are We

 Solutions Architects & Engineers with expertise in communication network service infrastructure and applications

Our Mission

Shift  business decision risk from %50+ error to %90+ sound by providing the best cost-time-value solution

What We Do

Frontend engineering for communication networks, and 5G-readiness test and verification 

Our story

In 1999, the business model changes, accompanied with outsourcing and offshoring technical work, impacted employees in corporate America. Many talented professionals at Lucent Technologies has been sent to the layoff Guillotine on Thursdays for years to come. The work force has been on the decline on a weekly basis. The staff morale has been on the decline with no positive outlook, or a dim of light at the end of the tunnel. The advice received was to prepare our resumes for opportunities elsewhere, when our time comes and our job is lost. As the merger between Alcatel and Lucent have been announced, in 2006, the stakes of losing jobs have skyrocketed and the “Quality of Work Life” has plummeted. The “rationalization” of workforce have increased, with more stakes on US employees.

In the midst of this turbulent time, a birth of a new company to be built on a select group of the let go engineer that offers the Quality of Work Life they deserve, in return for their life the spend in building the business, was the motive behind starting this company. A company that can further use the brainpower of its people to invest in our neglected neighborhoods and create new jobs. Things did not work well at the time, in 2007, since all had their heads down to keep his or her seat at the desk.

With the economic downturn in 2009, talents from all disciplines were filling the job clubs. The possibilities were unlimited, and the opportunity opened again for a second trial. After months of effort in pulling a new group up, things did not turn well. The man behind these efforts, Ahmad Sultan, left the group he initiated. He restarted for the third time, and registered the consulting company on October 20, 2009 in the State of Illinois as CELNIUM Corporation.

Since the market situation was at its bottom, the company focus was under development to discover what can be done. Partnership, presumed, to augment resources with a product development company did not pay for the work done to architect a device management interface based on standard protocol OMA-DM TR-69.

Almost a year after its inception, the first contract came through a third party to perform migration of Cricket Communications billing system after 3GPP standards architecture of the Policy and Charging Control (PCC). This project was a milestone in building CELENIUM reputation on the one thing that our founder perfected since his time at Lucent, that is “frontend engineering.”

Communication Service Provider (CSP) supply chain structure makes it uneasy for a small business, like CELENIUM, to sell direct network systems architecture consulting. CSP go to OEMs of their network equipment or large staffing firms to bring resources to help them build and operate their networks. The OEMs staff can not fill for all projects they have with CSPs, so they go to search companies that source contractors for them. Contract terms are not the ideal in every case. The important thing was to get the project, even if we are not direct or working as a corporation.

The success the founder had at Cricket repeated at Sprint, where our he was the point person in defining the technical specifications that drove Sprint 3G to 4G/LTE network service transformation, and aligning all vendors and Sprint teams. The quality of work delivered for Sprint in Virginia made our founder reputation soar and fly ahead of before taking the next project for Sprint in Kansas. There, CELNIUM delivered the architecture and engineering of Sprint roaming DIAMETER signaling solution.

After completing projects at Call One in Chicago, where our SME was employed to lead the frontend engineering for Fixed-Wireless, SD-WAN, and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, CELENIUM is refocusing its marketing strategy and efforts towards wireless communication application in Enterprise and SMB markets.

CELENIUM is presently leading with 5G-readiness test & verification to help innovators validate products on carrier-grade private cellular network. Then branching out with applications into Smart Cities and Internet of Things. CELENIUM is growing its list of suppliers and business partners to enable developing end-to-end solutions providing wireless connectivity, private core network, and the associated network operations and security management.

CELENIUM is helping with the development of Hub88 incubator as an Advisory Board member, and is subcontracted to build and manage its Communications Lab. CELENIUM holds a Master Agreement with Chicago Public School, and is a subcontractor on the City Colleges of Chicago to one of our partners.

Our process & quality matrix



CELENUM uses an three-step process adapted from Oracle Unified Method (OUM) and the Unified Process (UP) to ensure the  end results meet business objectives. 

The OUM process is 1) Business Process and Use Case-Driven, 2) Architecture-Centric, 3) Iterative and Incremental, 4) Risk-Focused, and 5) Fit-for-Purpose. OUM is composed of three focus areas:


Discover & Envision

  • Understand business long term vision in relation to present status
  • Capture high-level strategy of business objectives
  • Align on first in line project scope and approach
  • Obtain buy-in from project owner on time and budget


Analyze & Manage

  • Analyze the challenge and create the Work Breakdown Structure to solve it
  • Develop the Project Management Plan to document project controls including Scope, Schedule, Changes, Cost, Risks, Change, Communication, Quality, Issues,  Configuration, Procurement, Staffing, Infrastructure, etc.
  • Establish the Project Management Workbook to monitor and control the project
  • Manage the Project Startup, Execution, and Close phases


Implement & Deliver

  • Initiation: Define High-level specs & align team
  • Engineering: Develop detailed design, architecture, gaps and customization, prototype, test plans, bill of material
  • Construction: Procure, integrate, test & validate, MoP
  • Deployment: Cutover plan, field installation, acceptance test, knowledge transfer, final documentation
  • Production: Provide user support, monitor KPIs, report on SLAs, log requests, resolve issues



CELENIUM DRIVES process results in delivering high-quality project artifacts. It is comparable to ISO 20000 quality feedback loop Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)

  1. Develop Initial project artifact
  2. Review with stakeholders for errors and comments
  3. Incorporate corrections and reissue
  4. Verify fixes. Repeat steps 2-4, if needed
  5. Enhance presentation
  6. Sign off approval and baseline

Why choose us?

Faster Time-to-Value: save ~15% in frontend engineering with 95+% accuracy

Solid reputation of Excellence, Leadership, Perfection & Quality

Solid experience in solving mission-critical, high visibility complex problems

Solid foundation for future growth through detailed quality documentation

Go-getters attitude and iron resolve

Diversity Strength: Access to top talents pool and Teaming Partners’ resources


The following endorsements are testimonials to the engineering work performed by CELNIUM Founder.

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